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Re: Coleridge Explanation of Verse
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0803  Monday, 9 April 2001

From:           Stephanie Hughes <
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Date:           Sunday, 8 Apr 2001 04:42:07 -0700
Subject: 12.0774 Re: Coleridge Explanation of Verse
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0774 Re: Coleridge Explanation of Verse

>"Metrical Feet" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
>
>     Troche trips from long to short.
>     From long to long in solemn sort
>     Slow Spondee stalks; strong foot! yet ill able
>     Ever to come up with Dactyl trisyllable.
>     Iambics march from short to long;--
>     With a leap and a bound the swift anapests throng.

Slightly off-topic, but, oh well--I have always thought this nursery
rhyme the most perfect blend of sound and image I know: If there is
actually a name for the wedding of sound and image, I'd be happy to know
what it is.

Leg over leg as the dog went to Dover,
When he came to a stile, jump, he went over.

Stephanie Hughes

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